Hi guys! I started teaching a new class at the gym this week called H.I.I.T. The students were used to a Les Mills Grit class, but since I don’t teach any Les Mills formats (by choice), I suggested to my manager that I could teach a regular H.I.I.T. class. She agreed, and I’m happy to report that it went fabulous!
If you’re new to fitness, H.I.I.T. stands for high intensity interval training.
For the first class I chose body weight exercises to challenge our cardiorespiratory system + large muscle groups. This week we didn’t use any dumbbells, but in the future, as I get to know my class, we’ll start incorporating weights and more challenging exercises.
Even though the class is only 30 minutes, this was a perfect workout to start the day! Every single one of us left the classroom a sweaty, hot mess, in the best way!
This workout is recommended for people who already have a solid fitness base. If you’re just getting into fitness, I think you’d be better off choosing a different workout (check some out here) OR modifying this workout and doing just 1/3 of it (one round) to start. Additionally, if you’re taking care of any hip, knee or ankle concerns, please skip this high impact workout. Happy sweating!
What To Do
Warm up for 5 minutes using the spin bike (or stepper/other cardio machine). Complete 3 rounds, as listed below, trying your best not to rest in-between rounds. From start to finish, this should take you about 30 minutes.
Note: When we did the first round in class, we did 20 seconds work followed by 10 seconds of rest. However, I quickly noticed most of the students could handle more. The second and third round we worked as prescribed above. You can alter the timing to fit your fitness needs! You can create equal times work and rest, just know it will make the workout last longer than 30 minutes.
Let me know if you give it a try!
How long to you have to workout each day?